4 Oct 2011

Ruth Aitken says win over England a good first hitout

1:49 pm on 4 October 2011

The New Zealand netball coach Ruth Aitken was happy enough with her new look side's 62-40 first Test win over England last night in Auckland.

The Silver Ferns, captained by centre Laura Langman in the absence of the injured Casey Williams, led throughout after a fast start, but Aitken says the changes she made at halftime allowed the less experienced English team back into the match.

The second and final Test against England is in Invercargill on Thursday night.